Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid and vitamin B3. Niacin helps some enzymes work properly and helps skin, nerves and the digestive tract stay healthy. It is water-soluble and must be taken in every day.
Not enough niacin can cause a disease called pellagra which is a condition marked by skin, nerve and digestive disorders. A form of niacin is being studied in the prevention of skin and other types of cancer. Niacin may help to lower blood cholesterol.
Niacin is found in many plant and animal products. It is also important for converting food to energy.
Food sources of niacin include dairy products, eggs, enriched breads and cereals, fish, lean meats, legumes, nuts and poultry.
Texas Transdermals’ Multivitamin patch contains the proper supplemental dose of Niacin.